Taylor Swift Covers Rolling Stone / Talks Masters Drama, Kanye West, & More

Published: Wednesday 18th Sep 2019 by Sam

Fresh from announcing the ‘Lover Tour,’ Pop force Taylor Swift has been unveiled as Rolling Stone‘s newest cover star.

And beyond posing for a striking feature shoot, she seizes the moment to get all sorts of candid about a number of topics.

Within her accompanying interview, she waxes honest about the fall-out with her former label head – a split which facilitated Scooter Braun‘s controversial purchase of her master recordings.

Elsewhere, she also opened up about the public duel with Kanye West – stressing that there were precursor events that the masses aren’t privy to.

All this and much more.

Peep pics and quotes below…

Via Rolling Stone:

On Re-Embracing Earlier Image:

I don’t think I’ve ever leaned into the old version of myself more creatively than I have on this album, where it’s very, very autobiographical. But also moments of extreme catchiness and moments of extreme personal confession.

On The Masters Drama & Rocky Relationship With Former Label-Head Scott Borchetta:

A lot of the best things I ever did creatively were things that I had to really fight — and I mean aggressively fight — to have happen. But, you know, I’m not like him, making crazy, petty accusations about the past. . . . When you have a business relationship with someone for 15 years, there are going to be a lot of ups and a lot of downs. But I truly, legitimately thought he looked at me as the daughter he never had. And so even though we had a lot of really bad times and creative differences, I was going to hang my hat on the good stuff. I wanted to be friends with him. I thought I knew what betrayal felt like, but this stuff that happened with him was a redefinition of betrayal for me, just because it felt like it was family. To go from feeling like you’re being looked at as a daughter to this grotesque feeling of “Oh, I was actually his prized calf that he was fattening up to sell to the slaughterhouse that would pay the most.”

On Borchetta’s Claim That She Declined The Parkland March and Manchester Benefit Show:

Unbelievable. Here’s the thing: Everyone in my team knew if Scooter Braun brings us something, do not bring it to me. The fact that those two are in business together after the things he said about Scooter Braun — it’s really hard to shock me. And this was utterly shocking. These are two very rich, very powerful men, using $300 million of other people’s money to purchase, like, the most feminine body of work. And then they’re standing in a wood-panel bar doing a tacky photo shoot, raising a glass of scotch to themselves. Because they pulled one over on me and got this done so sneakily that I didn’t even see it coming. And I couldn’t say anything about it.

On The Kanye West Fall-Out:

The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it. Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when he called me a b*tch. That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things.

I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me — because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, “This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.” But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19. But the 2015 VMAs come around. He’s getting the Vanguard Award. He called me up beforehand — I didn’t illegally record it, so I can’t play it for you. But he called me up, maybe a week or so before the event, and we had maybe over an hourlong conversation, and he’s like, “I really, really would like for you to present this Vanguard Award to me, this would mean so much to me,” and went into all the reasons why it means so much, because he can be so sweet. He can be the sweetest. And I was so stoked that he asked me that. And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, “MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!” [His exact words: “You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings?”] And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk ****. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I wouldn’t go. So then he sent this big, big thing of flowers the next day to apologize. And I was like, “You know what? I really don’t want us to be on bad terms again. So whatever, I’m just going to move past this.” So when he gets on the phone with me, and I was so touched that he would be respectful and, like, tell me about this one line in the song.

The line being “. . . me and Taylor might still have sex”?
[Nods] And I was like, “OK, good. We’re back on good terms.” And then when I heard the song, I was like, “I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it.” And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you. I really don’t want to talk about it anymore because I get worked up, and I don’t want to just talk about negative **** all day, but it’s the same thing. Go watch Drake talk about what happened. [West denied any involvement in Pusha-T’s revelation of Drake’s child and apologized for sending “negative energy” toward Drake.]

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Suffice to say, she went…there and then some.

Still, in an industry almost defined by political correctness, it’s refreshing to see an act of her caliber not hold back.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Rolling Stone/Erik Madigan Heck]

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  1. Nicky September 18, 2019

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Go away!

  2. Dee September 18, 2019

    You are not in a rap beef with Kanye girl .

    • XYZ September 18, 2019

      Actually, he is in a beef with a girl. He started that s***. Kanyesha Kardashian is mad

  3. ??? September 18, 2019

    Lmaoooooo roach will never, the roach hive is seething, maybe she should be opening act for Taylor’s tour lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂😂 😂

    • Clocked you September 18, 2019

      What are you talking about? You have roaches in your home?

      • ??? September 18, 2019

        Lmaoooo no bishh, go turn the light on in your project apartment, you’ll find plenty of roaches, if you even have electricity lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

  4. Hfh September 18, 2019

    I dont like her or her music and i love alot of kanye music and thinking but you know what?? I believe her and i think kanye is a shity man and i will never feel 100% for him like i feel with others cuz i dont like snakes i cant be he’s fan but i cam be fan of is music. He’s a b**** he use people in a bad bad way. Never an idol!

  5. Tyty September 18, 2019

    She loves playing the victim… Kanye is an ass but she isn’t a victim on anything she was equally responsible. As for her Masters again she isn’t the first to get stuffed like that. 😴😴😴😴

    • Kalorie September 18, 2019

      Prime example of what’s wrong with society. A women voices her side, her thinking of things and they are labeled as a victim. People like you place the negative view. You know women are expressive and patient. You don’t know what she went through and you are judging. Kanye is a dumb ass. He is with a woman that’s made a career out of being fake. She did take ownership of her side for admitting what happened. Women bag on women all the time. Stop being one of those and if you are going to post @me please be real with your comeback and not your pettiness.

      • Tyty September 18, 2019

        Her being a woman has nothing to do with my comment I think drake is a b**** too with is beef with kanye… so what’s your point???

    • Erica September 18, 2019

      His point tyty is you foolish & a puss puss

  6. Clarkson September 18, 2019

    Biggest album of 2019 and this album has no number 1 song. Bow down
    Beyonce this is how u do it

    • Nicky September 18, 2019

      F U C K you F A G

      Get off this site. Your messages are now beyond annoying.

      She will never be greater than Beyonce. Ever.

      This simple white b**** appeals to middle America. Congrats. So Did Britney Spears. It’s not an accomplishment.

      Until you own your masters and create billion dollar brands like Rihanna or have an ounce of Talent like Beyonce, this girl will remain nothing.

      • lucy fur September 18, 2019

        beyonce is a thief and a loser. she wishes she could have the kind of sales numbers taylor swift has

      • Cruz September 20, 2019

        TGJ please remove comments with offensive hateful language.

    • Will_xo September 18, 2019

      I love that you wanna be white Clarkson, it’s obvious youll never be but yes taylor is an album seller .. guys lay no mind to Clarkson hes a walking click bait

    • Paulo September 18, 2019

      Beyoncé invented that with self-titled and then did it again with Lemonade. Props to Taylor for following the queen’s guidebook but you need to try again with your shade

  7. Jasmine The Real Princess September 18, 2019

    Gurl it’s been YEARS already. Let this Kanye shît go already ffs

  8. Dc September 18, 2019

    Queen of music

  9. Only Facts September 18, 2019

    Hey cat lady, your new album blows and is your worst work. How can you go from 1989 to THIS?!

    Sigh.

    Also, your friend, Camila Cabello is a FLOP!

    • Clarkson September 18, 2019

      Lover has already surpassed one billion streams

      Biggest album debut of the year

      Number 1 in 100 countries on iTunes

      Video of the year (you need to calm down)

      Even at her worst, she’s still better than beyonce who sold 900 copies in the UK. Lol

      Her friend Camila hit number one this year with her song seniorita, also won 2 vmas for the video of seniorita

      Liar and shameless are going to rise next week.

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        Liar is predicted to fall to #89 and Shameless is expected to fall completely off the Hot 100 next week.

        Biggest first week sales of 2019 – great for her. Is the album good? No. And I was a fan of Taylor Swift so don’t come for me. And why do you keep mentioning Beyoncé? Stop pitting white artists against black artists for no reason.

        Don’t forget to look out on the post about epic dismantling due to financial hardship – allegedly 😉 I hear rumblings that Camila is nervous about her musical future with the lack of funding behind her project. She will be just like Megan Trainor (what goes up, must come down).

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        “Liar is predicted to fall to #89 and Shameless is expected to fall completely off the Hot 100 next week.”

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 it’s not even Friday ur already making predictions. Lol . Liar will out peak motivation, mark my words

        Gurl where is normani on the charts, u talk about Camila alot but u dont talk about ur faves normani, why? Are u dissappionted that her song is a flop after all the hype and free promo. Your faves may not even have a debut album.

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        @Clarkson, you said the same thing last week when I said her songs wouldn’t debut in the top 50. You can say I’m lying, but the charts next week won’t be lying 😉

    • #TheTruth September 18, 2019

      Why are you so obsessed with Camila, are you jealous of the millions she has ? It says a lot about you to love bringing other people down, you must be a very sad and mad person. You’re such a disgrace.

  10. 2bad2bme September 18, 2019

    STUNT QUEEN! Use any opportunity to be talked about in the media.

    • Clarkson September 18, 2019

      You faves did a whole documentary on how she made her flop album the gift that sold 900 copies in the UK. How desperate is that

      Only 2 million people tuned in to watch, a ratings disappointment. Everybody is finally realizing Beyonce is not that powerful or great.

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        Only 2 million? Yet Camilla has 38 million followers and cannot debut in the top 50 on billboard? AND Liar is expected to drop to #89 next week and Shameless is set to fall completely off of the hot 100? LOL! And you’re worried about Beyoncé? Girl, you need to be worried about why you and nobody else is buying or streaming Camila’s solo songs!

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        Beyonce has 133 million followers on Instagram but her documentary was watched by only 2 million viewers, so what are u saying exactly

        Beyonce had 133 million followers but her album the gift sold 900 copies in the UK

        Katy Perry has 100 million followers on Twitter but her single small talk didnt reach the top 40

        I don’t understand the correlation between followers and chart success.

        Nicki minaj has 100 million followers but megatron didnt hit the top ten

        Lizzo has 5 million followers on Instagram but she number one right now with truth hurts.

        U are dumb I swear. Ur logic is silly. Clown.

        Camila has two number 1’s, not everyone has that to their credit.

        Normani placed 3rd on dancing with the stars, not everyone has that to their credit 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        @Clarkson, I’ll pray for you. You do nothing but contradict yourself. Good luck with that second album.

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        Presenting u with facts u are running, WHY ARE U RUNNING!!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Clocked you September 18, 2019

        Yea Bey had 2 million people tune in to her documentary which 1. Aired at 10pm 2. Not everybody has regular tv anymore.
        So many people watched the videos people posted on you tube and said these exact things in the comments.
        Get a life. It always baffles me that people sitting behind a phone screen or computer screen on gossip site talk about people making millions…as if their comment is stopping these very people y’all argue about from making more money than you’ll ever see. And she’s still highly respected.

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        @clarkson, I’m running? No, you’re talking in circles and I’m not entertaining you any further. We know, Camilla has 2 #1 hits and opened for the Grammys. La la la. Fact is, my brother works in the music industry and knows for a fact about the issues at epic and knows for a fact that shameless is dropping out of the hot 100 next week and early estimates are predicting liar to fall to #89. You said I was lying when I told you she wouldn’t debut in the top 50 and that was a fact. Get over yourself and realize that Camila is a joke in the industry. I know for a fact that Epic was expecting big numbers from Camila and they are disappointed in how these songs are performing. So, get a life and stream this girls songs so she stays on the hot 100 if you love her so much, but stop talking to me loser. Camila is worried about the label not funding her project and not pushing it. I know for a fact, hun.

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        “Not everybody has regular TV anymore ”

        Explain adele special on NBC that had 11 million viewers, adele is not even American, shes British. She didnt exploit her child or family for views unlike beyonce

        Lol. U are dumb as hell
        Okay why did spirit flop? Nobody has iTunes or spotify anymore, lol

        Why did before I let go flop? Why did the gift sell 900 copies in the UK? Nobody buys albums anymore , even tho Taylor swift sold 800k first week.

        Dancing with the stars had 8 million viewers tune in before the beyonce special aired. Nobody stuck around to watch beyonce, they lost 6 million viewers thanks to beyonce.

        What of her lemonade special on HBO? Why did it flop? Here comes the excuses, nobody has HBO. Lol

        Highly respected? Lol if only respect can translate to sales and streams.

        Lizzo has 5 million followers on Instagram but she has the number one song in the country right now,

        nicki minaj has 100 million followers on Instagram but she couldn’t even score a top ten with hot girl summer and megatron.

        Having millions of followers doesn’t mean nothing when it comes to sales or chart debut , so pls be quite.

        U keep losing arguments with me. Take your L
        Clown.

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        Ur brother works in the music industry, so?

        Loool 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
        Ur a joke take ur L and move on

        Shameless and liar are climbing up the charts on pop radio, the same pop radio where Camila is holding the number 1 spot with her number one hit seniorita.

        Gurl sit ur bottom down. Take ur L
        Loser 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

      • Only Facts September 18, 2019

        @clarkson the only one taking L’s here is you and Camila. You were the one that was clowning Normani for only having 4 million followers weeks ago. Now suddenly followers means nothing? Girl, you and Camilla need to take this L with these two solo songs and go have a seat. Mark my words, Camilas second album will come out with little to no promotion. I know for a fact the label is no longer throwing a big budget towards her project. They gave her two big budget videos and could crack the top 50. Take this L, b***h.

      • Clarkson September 18, 2019

        Gurl give it up, this is a losing game for u.

        Camila already proved her self, 2 number 1’s (she wrote havana and seniorita so the coins are entering her pocket) and a number debut album that is platinum , 2 Grammy nominations , 4 vmas etc amongst other things

        Normani is the one who hasn’t proved herself as a viable solo act. Love lies had a remix featuring Rick Ross and it didnt reach the top 6. Camila never be the same out peaked, no features. Lol

        Camila doesnt need a hit anymore, she can focus on making artistic music. Normani needs a hit so bad, motivation ain’t it

        Camila networth 12 million
        Normani networth 3 million

        Very sad. Now I understand why normani did dancing with the stars. She needed the money. Poor thing. She didnt even win the competition.

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😫😫😫😫

      • only facts September 18, 2019

        Clarkson, you’re less than smart. We’ll talk once the chart is revealed for next week. You are the sitewide loser.

    • Nicky September 18, 2019

      ClarksBtm is done

      Camicky is projected to fall out Billboard hot 100 after two weeks

      It’s a wrap. 💯💯💯💯💯

  11. #TheTruth September 18, 2019

    It’s funny how some of you think numbers = talent.

    We all know Taylor is a very mediocre singer, I won’t even use the term vocalist.
    But she has improved.
    Her fuerte is her songwriting, she’s a great storyteller. And she plays a few instruments.
    She’s a talented artist there’s no doubt about it, but she’s not a skilled singer.

    If you’re someone who’s into big voices, then she won’t really cater to your ears.

    There’s room for every type of artists, I wish her the best.

    • 2bad2bme September 19, 2019

      Very true. These folks only fake stan for artists who rake in the most numbers. So fake!

  12. Fact Checker September 18, 2019

    There is nothing refreshing about this article. Taylor Swift only Marketing strategy is perpetual Victimhood and White Woman Tears.

    In 2019 is even acceptable to refer to a publicly clinically diagnosed person Bi-Polar person as two faced?

    Furthermore she’s so mad about the recording but just like often times with white police officers murdering people had their never been Video we wouldn’t know the truth. She said on the Grammy Red Carpet after the song was released that she was completely blindsided and had no idea. The recording proved that was less than honest. She then said in her speech never let someone take credit for your fame yet the recording shows her giving Kanye that credit and she has taken zero accountability for those key factors in the debacle.

    Also she has no idea the complexities of Kanye and Drake relationship so she really shouldn’t be speaking on matters that have nothing to do with her especially when she only did it for the purpose of further perpetuating her own Victimhood.

    Also so convenient that she now labels her feud with Katy Perry as a “Misunderstanding” yet she devoted several interviews, songs and videos to portraying Perry as the Villain which says a lot about how she handles “misunderstandings.”

    Also as far as her Master’s are considered several Major Artists in the Industry have said that’s simple business it is not unusual for an artist Master’s to pass thru several hands over the years Sheryl Crow even spoke on it on WWHL but even in that she somehow is a victim. Also to label the Men rich and powerful also minimizes that she is also rich and powerful so no need to have sympathy for your first world problems. Buy your Master’s back like every other artists and SHUT UP!!!

  13. I hate black n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 18, 2019

    Ewww, her pictures do not look good she looks like a ghost.

    • I hate black n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 18, 2019

      Happy HALLOWEEN. TAYLOR SWIFT

      ARE YOU THE FRIENDLY GHOST. ???

  14. HavanaONana September 19, 2019

    The current superstar of today’s music is TAYLOR SWIFT

    None of your faves will match her and Adele’s sales

    So STFU

    • 2bad2bme September 19, 2019

      Of course not because white people are the main ones that buy music and they only support white artists.

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